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post #21 of 34 Old 12-31-2007, 02:22 PM
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I bet when this pony sheds out, it will be chestnut with flaxen mane/tail. This looks a lot like my first pony that I got for Christmas on my 8th b-day. Decided to test whether there really was a Santa Claus or not and put a note on the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Got up the next morning and there was a pony outside with a big red bow!
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post #22 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 02:34 PM
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I had a shetland that was very close to that color and she was consitered a silver dapple or a bay dapple that is on a bay based coat(main and tail are often light) you can see pics of both at http://www.equinecolor.com/silver.html
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post #23 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 03:46 PM
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id say dark chocolate palomino or chestnut with flaxen mane & tail 8)
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post #24 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 03:47 PM
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I don't think she'll lighten up in the summer.. My trainer has an identical colored shetland gelding (hes not registered though) and he gets a little lighter, but his coat doesn't seem to be red-based at all (like a chestnut).. I think silver dapple shetlands are common, at least more so than in other breeds.

I think this website also explains it well...
http://www.mindspring.com/~morgans/aboutsilver.htm
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post #25 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 03:53 PM
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I just say Chocolate Palomino or Chocolate Flaxen. I have never heard of a Silver Dapple before. I have heard them being called a Dappled Palomino as well. Hmmmm....

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post #26 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 04:07 PM
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Oh my goodness! That is such a cute little pony! :)

I think it's a dark dappled palomino.
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post #27 of 34 Old 01-08-2008, 04:51 PM
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haha, you freaked me out at first when I read that disease thing...I started thinking...WHATS WRONG!! And its not even my pony...lol.
I thought the same thing! I was scared that we had missed something entirely! Phew...

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post #28 of 34 Old 01-10-2008, 10:39 AM
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We have a shetland that color too. We call him a chocolate palomino. He lightens in summer. Great dapples. Dapples are supposed to be a sign of good health.
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post #29 of 34 Old 01-14-2008, 01:40 AM
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Its very cute! I would call it a taffy personally.. but I dunno really! It could be a pally really too :P

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post #30 of 34 Old 01-14-2008, 05:26 PM
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Palomino, the forelock is white.

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